Israel legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land

Though the legislation, passed by a vote of 60 to 52, was backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s right-wing coalition, it has raised tensions in the government.

Feb 07, 2017, 11:08 AM IST

Netanyahu close to agreeing Israel unity government: Reports

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is close to agreeing a unity government with the main opposition leader, Israeli media said on Wednesday, in a move that could help revive peace talks with the Palestinians.

May 18, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Netanyahu seeks to hike number of ministers in new govt

Israel`s outgoing cabinet on Sunday approved legal changes that will allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to boost the number of ministers in his new government.

May 10, 2015, 21:35 PM IST

Naftali Bennett: Israel`s hardline kingmaker

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett, a social media savvy former entrepreneur and vocal opponent of a Palestinian state, is the new kingmaker of Israeli politics with a key role in the government.

May 08, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates Benjamin Netanyahu for securing win in Israel's general elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu for securing win in Israel's closely-fought general elections.

Mar 18, 2015, 20:18 PM IST
Benjamin Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli vote

Benjamin Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli vote

With around 70 percent of votes counted in Israel`s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s Likud party was leading early Wednesday with 23.73 percent, the Central Elections Committee said.

Mar 18, 2015, 03:03 AM IST

Centre-left tops opinion polls ahead of Israel vote

The centre-left challenger to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s Likud party is projected to win the most seats in next week`s General Election, final opinion polls showed.

Mar 14, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

Centre-left opposition rides a solid lead into Israeli election

Israel`s centre-left opposition is poised for an upset victory in national elections next week, with the last opinion polls before the March 17 vote giving it a solid lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s party.

Mar 13, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

Netanyahu behind in final polling day before election

Final opinion polls published Friday put Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s Likud party four seats behind its centre-left rivals, days before the general election.

Mar 13, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

Netanyahu's main challenger widens lead in Israeli opinion polls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a last-minute media blitz on Thursday to counter what appears to be a rising tide of support for his main opponent in next week`s election, the centrist Zionist Union.

Mar 12, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

Netanyahu vows no concessions on Israel`s security

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched his re-election campaign on Monday with a pledge not to make any territorial concessions to the Palestinians that would harm Israel`s security.

Jan 06, 2015, 04:16 AM IST

Israel PM faces party vote ahead of snap elections

Members of Israel`s ruling rightwing Likud voted Wednesday for their party leader, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking another term at the helm ahead of early elections in March.

Jan 01, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Israeli PM faces leadership vote ahead of snap polls

Members of Israel`s ruling Likud began voting Wednesday for their party leader with rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking another term at the helm ahead of snap elections in March.

Dec 31, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

Israel`s Lieberman breaks alliance with PM over Gaza

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday ended a 20-month political alliance between his party and the ruling rightwing Likud, although his faction will remain in government.

Jul 07, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

Israeli PM Netanyahu strikes deal to form govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a deal to form the much-delayed next government ahead of US President Barack Obama`s maiden visit.

Mar 14, 2013, 15:32 PM IST

Iran`s nuclear programme world`s problem: Netanyahu

Two days ahead of the General Elections in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has targeted Iran over its contested nuclear agenda.

Jan 20, 2013, 19:12 PM IST

Netanyahu calls for early polls in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu leads a centre-right coalition which includes his own Likud, and the Labour party of Ehud Barak.

May 07, 2012, 10:46 AM IST

Israel`s Likud to back West Bank settlement growth

Israel`s right-wing Likud party
was on Thursday debating a motion to back the expansion of Jewish
settlements in the occupied West Bank, with an eye to a
building spurt when a moratorium on construction expires in

Jun 25, 2010, 00:11 AM IST